Today’s episode is a bit different from the rest. Instead of talking about developments in science, tech and society, I’m chatting to a man called Okekenta Gosife about the ongoing subjugation and suffering of his people in Nigeria. He would not call himself Nigerian, however. Gosife is from Biafra, a secessionist state in eastern Nigeria that existed in the late 1960s. Though is no longer exists, there are millions of people who identify as Biafrans today, and are treated as second class citizens in Nigeria.
I wanted to share Gosife and Biafra’s story to get you to ponder some things like:
– What is a national identity?
– When should the global community intervene in the affairs of a country?
– Is sovereignty an outdated concept in our globalised world?
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